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Entrepreneurial Behaviour

Individual, Contextual and Microfoundational Perspectives

  • Maura McAdam
  • James A. Cunningham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Maura McAdam, James A. Cunningham
    Pages 1-13
  3. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Emerging Themes

  4. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Universities

  5. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Firms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Dónal O’Brien, Pamela Scott Sharkey, Ulf Andersson
      Pages 169-202
    3. Grace S. Walsh, Maitane Elorriaga-Rubio
      Pages 203-236
  6. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Society

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 347-354

About this book


This edited collection draws together cutting edge perspectives from leading scholars on the increasingly prominent discussion of entrepreneurial behaviour. Exploring various aspects of human behaviour, the authors analyse the antecedent influences and drivers of entrepreneurial behaviour in different organisational settings. This collection is of interest to scholars, practitioners and even policy-makers, as a result of its in-depth exploration, discussion and evaluation of emerging themes of entrepreneurial behaviour within the field of entrepreneurship and beyond. Offering contextual examples from universities, firms and society, Entrepreneurial Behaviour covers topics such as entrepreneurial intention, gender, crime, effectuation and teamwork.


employee behaviour Entrepreneurial Behaviour Entrepreneurial Intentions Self-efficacy Context Effectuation Entrepreneur

Editors and affiliations

  • Maura McAdam
    • 1
  • James A. Cunningham
    • 2
  1. 1.DCU Business SchoolDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.Newcastle Business SchoolNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

About the editors

Maura McAdam is Professor of Management and Director of Entrepreneurship at DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. Her particular expertise lies in the areas of gender, entrepreneurial leadership, technology and family business. Maura’s research has been published in several highly-regarded North American and UK journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Regional Studies, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development and International Small Business Journal.

James A. Cunningham is Professor of Strategic Management at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK. His particular expertise lies in the areas of technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship universities, principal investigators and business failure. James’ work has been published in leading international journals such as Research Policy, Long Range Planning, R&D Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics, Journal of Rural Studies and the Journal of Technology Transfer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Entrepreneurial Behaviour
  • Book Subtitle Individual, Contextual and Microfoundational Perspectives
  • Editors Maura McAdam
    James A. Cunningham
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-04401-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-04402-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 354
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Entrepreneurship
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